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Berdych wins ATP tournament in Rotterdam

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The Hague, Feb 17 (IANS): Tomas Berdych won the 41st edition of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, an ATP World Tour 500 event.

The 28-year-old Czech, seeded number three, beat Croat Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 in the final Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Berdych had a difficult start to the match with Cilic creating three break opportunities in the opening game, but was not able to convert any of them.

After the slow start, Berdych did not give Cilic any chances. The hard-hitting world number seven only allowed Cilic six more points on his own service and ended the match with a love game.

“I am very happy to win this tournament,” Berdych said.

“There are always strong competitors in Rotterdam. This year there were five players out of the top 10. Next year I will be back to defend my title.”

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